Program for Friday, December 1, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: November 13, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Suite No. 2 on Early Carol Tunes and Wassails from the English Tradition (P. Seibert)
All sizes of recorders, and viols and other soft winds/reeds are always welcome. Music provided
Thursday December 7th 12 noon
Seattle Art Museum - Free First Thursday
Recorders and more!
Ladies Musical Club member Jill Carlsen will play Nicholas Marshall's The Birds. Vicki Boeckman, Laura Faber and Mike Woolf will join in to play Frans Geysen's Installaties and Rachel Cogan's Sughisti. Come hear really cool recorder music at a really cool venue!
Annual Giving and Membership Dues: Each year at this time, we remind you to look at the Membership form. If you have not renewed your membership, now is the time to do so. As we have pointed out, we keep our dues low in order to be as inclusive as possible. Dues cover less than half of our expenses. We have a responsive and generous membership which each year helps us to balance our budget through tax-deductible donations to the Seattle Recorder Society. If you haven’t done so yet, this is your chance to help keep the SRS in the black. Every donation will help us. Bring your check payable to Seattle Recorder Society to the December meeting, or, new this year, you can now pay and donate online. See our Membership Page for more information.
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Telemann and the Recorder and Bassoon Connection
With this year being a very special Telemann year (the 250th anniversary of his death), Anna Marsh will play a selection of sonatinas in A and C minor accompanied by Jonathan Oddie on harpsichord and solo fantasias by Telemann that both bassoon and recorder play, as well as discuss other repertoire and similarities for the baroque bassoon and alto recorder.
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman
Anna Marsh - Baroque Bassoon
Telemann and the Recorder - Bassoon Connection
I love this time of year in the PNW as we transition out of autumn and into winter. Warm layers of forgotten clothing items and footwear come out of their hiding places inducing fond memories, creative, hot beverages are concocted steaming up our glasses, and scents waft through heating ducts enticing us with the wonderful baked goods that are to come. We have had a truly magnificent summer and one of the most colorful autumns since I've moved to Seattle, and now are smack back in the throngs of the wet season, so I hope you are all staying warm and dry! I also hope that the darker, colder, wetter weather does not deter you from coming out to play at our monthly sessions. Please do not hesitate to contact me or another board member if you need help to coordinate a ride.
It gives me great pleasure to invite our director emeritus Peter Seibert back to lead you all into merriment for the December 1st playing session. I am sorry to miss the festivities but I know you will be in good hands. Happy Holidays everyone!
From Peter Seibert - Music Director Emeritus
Winter darkness has set in and it’s wet. It’s a difficult time of year. And yet the end of the year is a time of lights, color, and festivities to mark both sacred and secular holidays. Long before the era of modern commercialization, the composers of what we now refer to as “early music” brought their own creativity to this dark time of year and have left a legacy of music that ranges from the intimate to the exuberant.
At our December meeting, we shall play together music that represents this spectrum starting in the middle ages. These pieces, most of which exist only as melodies, are set for recorder ensemble by an obscure Northwest composer. (Actually, there’s a review of the published edition in the Fall 2017 issue of American Recorder.) In addition to these works, there will be a modern bonbon familiar to many. I look forward to being with you again.